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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Second HIFF at Prasads Multiplex, Hyderabad

Prasadz Multiplex, Hyderabad, is going to host the Second Edition of Hyderabad International Film Festival (HIFF) scheduled to take place from January 3 to 10, 2008. Festival Advisors MS Reddy, Ramanaidu, CC Reddy, Ramesh Prasad, C. Kalyan, Nagababu, Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao and Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao today addressed a press meet at Film Chamber building. They said that Union Minister of State for Coal Dasari Narayana Rao will act as the Chairman and Chief Advisor of the Festival. The Hyderabad Film Club and A.P. Film Directors Association are jointly conducting the mega event. The schedule includes a package of latest films from almost all apart from the best of films that have been made during the last 2-3 years, and have been touring worldwide festival circuit.

Advisor to the AP Govt (Foreign Affairs) and Visu Group Chairman CC Reddy expressed his displeasure at the state affairs with the young generation of directors. He suggested them to adhere to some principles laid down by their predecessors, who were veterans of the yesteryears. "Watching global movies will help sharpen your mind and give scope for more creativity." He further said that it was fortunate "these days some directors are thinking that huge budget films alone have scope for creativity."

Prasadz Multiplex Managing Director Ramesh Prasad said that he is proud to be hosting the International event in Hyderabad . "Prasadz Multiplex is the right venue as it bagged world fame for box office records with Harry Potter and Spiderman III."

Dr. Ramanaidu urged all the 24 Crafts of the film industry to cooperate and extend their support to make the event a grand success.

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Shriya - the silent winner ?, Shriya Gallery, Shriya Photos,Sriya Photos, Sriya Gallery

Shriya - the silent winner ?
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It was Shriya who has acted in the role opposite the Super star Rajinikanth in ‘Sivaji’ and not Trisha. But Shirya’s first Tamil film was ‘Enakku 20 Unakku 18’, in which she shared the screen with Trisha. When Shriya was offered the role of Trisha in the Telugu film ‘Varsham’ to remake in Tamil titled as ‘Mazhai’ she just grabbed that opportunity.

Then she acted in the Hindi film opposite to Bobby Deol titled as ‘Ek – The Power of One’. It was remake of the Telugu film ‘Athadu’ in which Mahesh Babu and Trisha played the lead roles. Is Shriya slowly toeing Trisha?


Lakshmi Jyothi Creation's film is Abraham Lincoln

A successful Malayalam film Abraham Lincoln directed by Pramod Paappan with Kalabhavan Mani and Raghumaan of Bharat Bandh-fame as heroes is being dubbed into Telugu with the same name by AN Balaji on the banner of Sri Lakshmi Jyothi Creations.

We started songs recording in Chennai at 7 am on 07.07.07 and completed at 7 pm. Dubbing works were started from the next day. Music by Aupappachan is a highlight and all the four songs were tuned in a melodious way. At the same time, they were also choreographed excellently and were moulded on the celluloid as per the wishes of the director by the cinematographer. The story is about a war between two gold shops and their merchants. The film was a big hit in Kerala.

The scenes between the police officer and the thief would be novel and thrilling. Raghumaan as police officer and Kalabhavan Mani as thief vied with each other in performance. The chases with cars and motorbikes would be on par with Hollywood films. We will soon release the film.

Neha Pendan, Swetha Menon, Rajan P Dev are in the cast. Dialogues are by M Rajasekhar Reddy, editing is by
L Ramarao, dances are by Cool Jayant, action is by Mafia Sasi, cinematography is by Pramod, while Manjunatha Reddy is the presenter.
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K Raghavendra Rao released the audio and gave the first unit to VV Vinayak.

Lyricist Bhaskarabhatla said, “I penned all five songs for this film. I remixed the Vemana satakam ‘Uppu Kappurambu’. I would like to thank Srikanth on this occasion who has been encouraging me right from my journalist days. Jeevan Thomas gave very good music.”

Santosh Reddy (TRS) said, “K Raghavendra Rao asked me if I acted in any films. I told him that we act in our daily lives everyday. There are no big actors than politicians. Functions like these give us chance to relax and get entertained. I wish that this film would become a big hit.”

Director Srinivasa Reddy said, “I would like to thank producers for giving me this chance. Jeevan Thomas gave excellent music. We fixed the price of audiocassette at Rs. 18/- and audio CD at 20/- so that it becomes affordable for everybody. I released the audio of my earlier two films by VV Vinayak. This time he took the cassette from K Raghavendra Rao. I am sure that this film too will become a big hit.”

VV Vinayak said, “Srinivas Reddy and me started our career together as assistant directors. I released his earlier music albums too. I hope that this film will become a big hit.” Kaikala Satyanarayana said, “I played the role of Yama in this film. All the films (Yamagola, Yamaleela, Yamudiki Mogudu etc) in which I acted as Yama became super hits. This film too will become a hit.” Srikanth said, “Today belongs to the music director (Jeevan Thomas) and lyricist (Bhaskarabhatla). Music plays a big role in this film. Director Srinivasa Reddy has very good grip on music. Thomas gave good music. I also acted as Yama in this film.”